As I thought this over, the current controversy over taking a knee by professional football players during the "National Anthem" shot to the surface. This post is NOT about your position on this hot button. I have though thought of the movie from many years ago, "The Replacements". The news seems to indicate the corporate headquarters are feeling the wrath of the people and their bottom line has been affected. There is threat of a new rule--take a knee--don't play. You will be replaced.
When I walked out of my CPA office for the last time, I knew I would be replaced. The fact of the matter is I could have sat behind that desk until my last breath. My clients, Bless Their Hearts, would have paid their respects and begun the search for their next CPA in the same day. Realizing this is how mankind works made it much easier to leave the pencil behind and walk out the door. These are the facts and I am not hurt or upset one second about it.
We can be replaced in almost every role in our lives, someone can step in and take our place. The chair seat will hardly have time to cool before someone else plops down to enjoy the warmth we left behind. When we start thinking we are irreplaceable--we are headed down the path to disappointment. Someone else can always step into our shoes.
HERE IS THE REALLY GOOD NEWS---NO ONE can fill our unique shoes. We bring something to the table in each and every relationship which is unique. God created us all different and we act and react differently from our fellow man. We might be replaced, but we take our unique personalities with us when we walk away. Perhaps the bitterness of swallowing someone taking our place can be mellowed with the sweetness of our uniqueness. I take great comfort in knowing I am uniquely and perfectly created for His good purpose. I celebrate our God given uniqueness.